by Eugene Ionesco
translated by Derek Prouse
directed by Daisy Walker
September 7 – 28, 2019
In celebration of WHAT’s 35th Anniversary we return to our roots and the play that started it all, Ionesco’s absurdist masterpiece Rhinoceros. Written in 1959 in alarmed reaction to the mid-20th century proliferation of totalitarianism, Ionesco’s play takes aim at the underlying roots and the seductively corrosive lure of herd mentality.
“With outrageous comedy, Ionesco attacks the most serious of subjects: blind conformity and totalitarianism, despair and death.” – The New York Times